Even with these steps, Mr. Trump will enter the White House with a maze of financial holdings unlike those of any other president in American history. Many ethics experts still say the only way Mr. Trump can eliminate his most serious conflicts is to liquidate his company, and then put the money into a blind trust — a move Mr. Trump has so far rejected as impractical and unreasonable.
Note what such complaints also do. They are close to insisting that anyone who has succeeded in business cannot run for the office in future. Obviously, I’ve no idea whether Gates, Zuckerberg, Bezos, even consider such a thing. But this insistence that entire industrial empires must be sold off before taking office is indeed tantamount to insisting that no one of such should be allowed to sully the Oval Office with their presence.
And it’s not obvious that any of them would be a bad President, is it?